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Thread: My 1st baby quilt top

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    This is the very first baby quilt i have made. It is flannel, I found out I don't like working with flannel.

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    This is going to be the back
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    Very cute.

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    Flannel can be tricky. Bigger blocks, longer stitch length, and a walking foot are all a must! I have made many flannel quilts and once you get the hang of it they make beautiful quilts. Yours is lovely, try again.! :D :D

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    I love it, the backing fabric is just darling too. Hope you haven't been put off too much. I can see this quilt being a huge hit!

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    I love it! Must be so soft! I haven't work with flannel yet but have hopes to try a raggety one some time soon!

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    Very pretty baby quilt, Carrie. Flannel has a mind of its own, but don't give up on working with it. Practice & time.

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    Thank you everyone.
    I do hope my DS friend will be happy with it. I forgot to mention it was for her friend who is having a boy. It took me about 4 days to make the top.
    Has anyone ever tried to use stabilizer on flannel? I am going to use the walking foot when I quilt it, think I am just gonna do SITD. I had to shop my Mom's stash for this because I only had winnie the pooh FQ,s as far as baby prints go. My DM was the one that said use flannel for it because my prints were also flannel, she knows more than I do. I didn't think they were. She used to work the fabric's at WM and said they were a special FQ pack in a thin flannel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Flannel can be tricky. Bigger blocks, longer stitch length, and a walking foot are all a must! I have made many flannel quilts and once you get the hang of it they make beautiful quilts. Yours is lovely, try again.! :D :D
    A few of us in N Florida are making receiving blankets for the Healthy Start program, and have found the flannel quite different to work with than our 100% cotton. Had not thought of a walking foot, we do use larger stitches, and less on presser foot. I will mention it to the other ladies on our Tuesday night sit & sew. I will try it on my next blanket tomorrow. We are planning on making around 20 receiving blankets. Our guild (many of the older members)are not big on doing things for community orginizations, so a couple of us have taken it upon our selves to try and help at least one this year. We have six done now, and are giving ourselves until the first part of August to finish them. I think we will be successful!

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    That is such a cheerful quilt! Lucky baby!! :thumbup:

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    aww so cute

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    Sewww cute :-P

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    Well done. Beautiful

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    Very nice Looks cozy. I'm sure it will be loved!

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    Cute quilt!

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    That is so cute. I be it's soft and cuddly. Great job.

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    Very pretty.

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    Aw, its really cute! Great job!

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    What a darling quilt! And thanks to everyone for the great tips. I disagree that brilliant minds think alike b/c I never thought to use a walking foot on flannel. lol :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What a darling quilt! And thanks to everyone for the great tips. I disagree that brilliant minds think alike b/c I never thought to use a walking foot on flannel. lol :D
    I know huh! From things I have read on the QB the last couple of days I'm putting my walking foot on and leaving it there. Just think I could have saved some time on this quilt.

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    Very cute!

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    What an adorable design you carried out for this quilt- I love the look of it. I have never sewn with flannel, so the hints of all the experienced ones are being taken in- Thanks for the advice, all you quilters, and thanks for sharing your cute quilt cjomomma!

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    Your quilt is really adorable. I like to use flannel for the back of baby quilts - soft, warm, won't slip off, etc. but have never done BOTH sides in flannel. I can see where that might be a little "shifty" for you. My favorite use of flannel is for lining things - crafty projects, bags, runners - and I make sure to pin like crazy to keep things square. It looks great to me!

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    I am addicted to flannel. The quilts are so soft and snuggly. Love yours it came out nice

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    I think you have done a great job! I make all of my baby blankets from flannel and love working with it. :)

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    AWWW!

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